Summer Programmes

Summer Programmes


Fashion Design

  • IIAD offers an introductory course in fashion design for everyone, and in particular to students who are keen to pursue a degree in fashion as their undergraduate programme. It is also useful for people who may be interested in fashion as in terms of styling and as a hobby.

    This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of fashion and trends, illustration, basic pattern understanding and garment manipulation. This week is intended to develop creativity and produce work that can be included in one's portfolios for a Design School. Participants are expected to gain much from this course and also to have fun while getting to learn about what goes into becoming a fashion designer.

    The week-long workshop will culminate in a display of work created by each participant, accompanied by a discussion helping them reflect on their learning.
  • Duration: June 18 - 23, 2018
  • Daily Schedule: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Batch Size: 25
  • Eligibility: Students in Class XI and XII who are willing to explore design as a career option.

Module 1

Introduction to Fashion and Design Development

The participants will start by choosing and defining what fashion means to them. They also start looking and thinking about fashion all around and what and who interests and inspires them as a designer or a fashion icon. They would then learn to deconstruct and analyze the persona and contextualize it. One would start learning to communicate one's work; be it as storyboards, writings, drawings or illustrations and would be introduced to these skills and how to use them to communicate and represent initial ideas. One also learns to research and review ideas and also critique and discuss with peers. With all this feedback and reflection, one develops the designs further.

Module 2


The participants take a look at how a garment is stitched today. They reverse engineer a chosen existing garment and learn how it is put together by taking it apart. They also attempt to imagine the same garment differently. One works on reconstruction using various elements and techniques that they would have been exposed to till then. By this time, one could also start using mannequins to test the designs.

Module 3

Presentation and Reflection

The design process is not complete till one have learnt to share it, to reflect on one's feedback and learn from it. So lastly, the participants will present their work, learn to receive and give feedback, reflect upon these and evolve designs as well as oneself as a designer. On a practical note, one learns to maintain a log, keep a compilation of thoughts and ideas in a journal and documenting the work as well.

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